Music Graduate Degree Program

Description

The Department of Music is designed to provide a sound musical education to students wishing to fulfill themselves as performers, scholars, or teachers, as well as other musical pursuits. To achieve this aim, the music program provides intensive training in mutually dependent areas as related components of a total music experience: history of music, composition, theory, and performance. The Department of Music offers the degrees of:

  • M.A. and Ph.D. in composition, ethnomusicology, musicology and theory;
  • M.M. in choral conducting, keyboard (piano), piano accompanying, strings, voice, and woodwinds & brass;
  • D.M.A. in choral conducting, keyboard (piano), strings, horn, and voice.
    The Department also offers combined M.A./Ph.D. and M.M./D.M.A. programs to qualified students in the relevant disciplines.

Please note, until further notice, applications to the graduate orchestral conducting program will not be considered. If you have questions about the graduate orchestral conducting program, please contact the Department of Music directly.

General Information

Website http://www.music.ucsb.edu
Address Department of Music
University of California, Santa Barbara
ATTN: Carly Yartz - Music Building, Room 1316B
Santa Barbara, CA 93106-6070
(USA)
Phone (805) 893-4603
Email cyartz@music.ucsb.edu
Degrees Offered MA, MA/PhD, PhD, MM, MM/DMA, DMA
Requirements
  • Online application: https://www.graddiv.ucsb.edu/eapp
  • Statement of Purpose, Personal Achievements/Contributions, and Resume or CV (submitted in the online application)
  • Three Letters of Recommendation (submitted in the online application)
  • Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended (submitted in the online application)
  • GRE General test scores (verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning, and analytical reasoning)
  • TOEFL scores 550 Paper-Based Test (PBT), 80 Internet-Based Test (IBT) or IELTS Overall Band score of 7 or higher (if applicable)
  • Writing Sample (A Sr. Paper or MA Thesis for those applying to Ethnomusicology, Musicology, or Theory. Submit the writing sample in the online application if it is required for your emphasis. May be required for some DMA programs.)
  • Live audition and/or pre-screen recording for those applying to MM or DMA degrees in Performance depending on emphasis. Please contact the Music Department graduate program office for detailed information The DMA degree application requires a one-hour live audition, which is by invitation after the initial submission of a pre-screen recording.
  • Final/Official transcripts will be required for all applicants who are admitted and have indicated their intent to enroll at UC Santa Barbara by submitting a Statement of Intent to Register (SIR). UC Santa Barbara reserves the right to require official transcripts at any time during the admissions process, and rescind any offer of admission made if discrepancies between uploaded and official transcript(s) are found.
Deadlines Fall Only - January 15, 2018 (by 11:59 PM PST)
Emphases Composition, Ethnomusicology, Musicology, Theory (MA and Ph.D.); Choral Conducting, Keyboard, Strings, Horn, Voice (MM or DMA); Woodwinds and Brass, Piano Accompanying (MM only). Optional Ph.D. emphases in European Medieval Studies; Feminist Studies (Both Ph.D. only)
Specializations N/A
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      • Address
        • Department of Music
          University of California, Santa Barbara
          ATTN: Carly Yartz - Music Building, Room 1316B Santa Barbara, CA 93106-6070
          (USA)
      • Phone
        • (805) 893-4603
      • Degrees Offered
        • MA, MA/PhD, PhD, MM, MM/DMA, DMA
      • Requirements
          • Online application: https://www.graddiv.ucsb.edu/eapp
          • Statement of Purpose, Personal Achievements/Contributions, and Resume or CV (submitted in the online application)
          • Three Letters of Recommendation (submitted in the online application)
          • Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended (submitted in the online application)
          • GRE General test scores (verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning, and analytical reasoning)
          • TOEFL scores 550 Paper-Based Test (PBT), 80 Internet-Based Test (IBT) or IELTS Overall Band score of 7 or higher (if applicable)
          • Writing Sample (A Sr. Paper or MA Thesis for those applying to Ethnomusicology, Musicology, or Theory. Submit the writing sample in the online application if it is required for your emphasis. May be required for some DMA programs.)
          • Live audition and/or pre-screen recording for those applying to MM or DMA degrees in Performance depending on emphasis. Please contact the Music Department graduate program office for detailed information The DMA degree application requires a one-hour live audition, which is by invitation after the initial submission of a pre-screen recording.
          • Final/Official transcripts will be required for all applicants who are admitted and have indicated their intent to enroll at UC Santa Barbara by submitting a Statement of Intent to Register (SIR). UC Santa Barbara reserves the right to require official transcripts at any time during the admissions process, and rescind any offer of admission made if discrepancies between uploaded and official transcript(s) are found.
      • Pre-Application
        • No Pre-Application Necessary
      • Deadlines
        • Fall Only - January 15, 2018 (by 11:59 PM PST)
      • Emphases
        • Composition, Ethnomusicology, Musicology, Theory (MA and Ph.D.); Choral Conducting, Keyboard, Strings, Horn, Voice (MM or DMA); Woodwinds and Brass, Piano Accompanying (MM only). Optional Ph.D. emphases in European Medieval Studies; Feminist Studies (Both Ph.D. only)
      • Specializations
          N/A